The Milestone Archive

WS-001: Romeo and Juliet - Milestones

Classic use of narrative milestones by the most classic of the English classics.

The Hook (prologue) tells us what kind of story this is: a star-crossed romance set against a feud. This sets up a happy ending brought about by the lovers' deaths. The Inciting Incident establishes both lovers as protagonists (Romeo: looking for love, Juliet: threatened by an arranged marriage) and foreshadows the shindig at which the protagonists will meet.